In addition to Council sitting as Committee of Whole or as Council, there are many District/Local Boards or Committees that Council elects/appoints council members, staff, or through the exercise of it’s powers the public to.
Some District/Local Boards have members that are shared by multiple municipalities, and most of these organizations levy money from the municipality under legislative authority or make special funding requests.
The main distinction between a Board and a Committee is that a Board can exercise it’s granted powers, and a committee is more of an advisory group that makes reports/recommendations to a Board or a Council.
District Boards are created under specific legislation and may have Council appointees on their Boards, as such there may be no control by your local Council. Local Boards can be created by separate legislation or by a single or by a group of municipalities again how it is created will decide how decision making is made.
Municipality of McDougall Boards & Committees
|District Boards||North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit|
|District of Parry Sound Municipal Association|
|District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board|
|Local Boards||Belvedere Heights|
|Parry Sound Area Planning Board|
| Parry Sound Area Industrial Park Board|
|West Parry Sound Museum Board|
|Local Committees||Parry Sound District Emergency Management Service (land Ambulance) Committee|
|Community Policing Committee|
|Committee of Adjustment|
|Property Standards Committee|
|Parry Sound Library Board|
|West Parry Sound Economic Development Collaborative|
|Recreational Complex Advisory Committee (Pool Committee)|
|Ambulance Communication Service (ACS) Advisory Committee (911 Committee)|
|Provincial Offenses Act Committee|
The Municipality may set up temporary committees to address very specific projects, ie. fundraising for a specific cause, trail planning, master plans for recreation, culture, etc.